United Ancient Order of Druids (Victoria)

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United Ancient Order of Druids (Victoria)

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  • Grand Lodge of Australia

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Dates of existence

c. 1862 -


The United Ancient Order of Druids (UAOD) was founded in Victoria around 1862. By 1867 the Society had 11 Lodges in Victoria. The Order of Druids was originally a male society until a Juvenile Lodge was opened in Prahran in 1886 by the Loyal Canterbury Lodge. Other lodges were formed in South Melbourne, Footscray, and others in New Zealand. The first female Lodge was established in Launceston, Tasmania in October 1899. The Victorian Grand Lodge held the title of Grand Lodge of Australia and was responsible for the establishment of Druid’s House in Melbourne on 4 April 1927.


Victoria; New Zealand; Queensland; Western Australia

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friendly society

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 18 June 2012




United Ancient Order of Druids Grand Lodge of Australia (Souvenir history)

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